Tuesday, 6 July 2021
08:30-10:00 UTC/GMT | 10:30-12:00 Madrid | 14:00-15:30 New Delhi | 16:30-18:00 Beijing | 01:30-02:30 Los Angeles (5 July) | 04:30-05:30 New York
This session will be dedicated to exploring the link between Water and Health, with a special focus on the management of the COVID pandemic. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is a massive challenge for the well-being of countries and their populations. The water sector has a significant role to play in the diagnosis of the covid situation, the management of the crisis and the country recovery efforts via water systems and related hydro-environmental solutions.
Top experts in crisis management from different perspectives linked to the water sector from around the world will discuss upcoming innovations that will enable the water sector to provide solutions to present and future challenges.
Ángel Villanueva Blasco | Director of Resilience and Climate Change, SUEZ Spain/Eureau. Spain
Francisco Javier Sánchez Martínez | Deputy Director General of Water Protection and Risk Management, General Directorate for Water, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenges. Spain
The Spanish experience on the monitoring of COVID-19 in sanitation
Bernd Gawlik | Scientific Officer, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Belgium
Building the EU Sewage Sentinel System for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants – a status update
Zhang Tong | Director, Center for Environmental Engineering Research, The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR China
Application of Sewage Surveillance for Control of COVID-19 in Hong Kong
Clara Prats | Associate Professor, Polytechnical University of Cataluña (UPC). Spain
Using data to fight the pandemic: Catalonia’s research collaborations as an example
Antonio Lastra de la Rubia | Innovation Coordinator, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid Water Public Supply Company. Spain
Looking for SARS-CoV-2 in the sewer network. Some lessons learned
Director of Urban Water, SUEZ Spain/Eureau.
Director of Growth and Solutions, Cetaqua.
Director of Resilience and Climate Change, SUEZ Spain.
Deputy Director General of Water Protection and Risk Management, General Directorate for Water. Spain
Scientific Officer, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering Research, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR China
Polytechnical University of Cataluña.
Canal de Isabel II.